My name is Lepa and I am in Year 6. My teacher is Mr Barks and we are in Room 18 at Pt England School in Auckland, New Zealand.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Felting Wool

In room 22 Huia( reading group ) is learning the steps to make felt. these few steps of how to die wool, sell it, and make it for yourself .

1) the first step to processing the wool into felt would be to sheer the sheep.

2)secondly Then you would have to collect it

3)then you would have to weave the wool so that it can be coloured properly and be silky smooth

4)after that you would have to get a pot or something you can boil it in and buy some dye and pore it in the pot withe the hot water or bye some tea bags, coffee beans, and beetroot. You will have to wait for about an hour and a half to be coloured

5)Then you have to let it dry for about 1 hour

6)Then you put it on sale for a few dollars

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My Taonga Time

This year the year 7 and 8 have taonga time.It happends every friday for half an hour. Taonga means treasure. Taonga time is a time for us to learn and for the teachers to share their passion to us.

We have 8 subjects and they are sports,music,team building,technology,science.

Last term I was with Mr J’s group. It was very interesting to learn about Mr J’s passion for his music and his awsome knoledge about music.This term I am with Mrs Tele’a. She has alot of information about computers,cameras,camera shots,movie making and more. Right now we are
learning what type are shots are there and to make a little movie about welcome to Pt england.

Taonga time is awsome and the good thing about it is that we get to learn what the teachers have and maybe get better at it in the future. It a good oppurtuinity to express your passion for what you like or what you want to do.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Every Thursday the year 7 and 8’s have netball drills. My class, Room 22, went with Emma from the Auckland Netball Association.

First off we had to do dynamic stretches. They were high knees, butt kicks, and the grape vine. After that we did some passes. But first we had to learn how to put our hands on the ball. We had to hold the ball in a W shape. This helps with good accuracy. I learnt how to do a chest,bounce, and do an overhead pass.Then we learned to secure the ball safely with these steps. Ice Cream! Run then pass and take two steps and receive the ball and say ice cream in your head.

We finished our drills and had a game of corner ball. Corner ball is this game similar to Netball but there a cones on the other ends of the court and you have to get the ball in that semi circle. We played and it was very fun and the boys were pretty good at it too.

I think that Emma is an awsome person to teach us these skills and hope that she has a good time with us too.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Creative Name

This term we are learning about bigger,better,stronger ,faster. The year seven and eights are a topic rotation about these four words, innovation,discovery,creativty,and practicality.The subject that rm 22 are doing is creativity
the picture bellow shows my creativity with my name. Our teacher Ms Tito loves to be creative so she came up with an idea to show how creative some of us can be.

Creative means to do or imagine of something that is original and really amazing and that can be produced or invented.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Term1 Reflection

This term I received my report and I was very pleased about what I gained for my reading. It was very good because my results were excellent for behaviour, academic progress and work habits.

The thing I need to improve is my writing. I have been getting better but i still haven’t reached my destination. I also need to improve on focusing on one subject and not wondering around looking at things that distract me.

My term didn’t turn out very good, but I know I can get better by listening to the teacher and not talk while the teacher is speaking. This term I will improve by focusing!

This is my slide show made last term and I am very proud that my teacher Ms Tito said mine was the best in the class.